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Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha

Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha holds a PhD in Economics and is the Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University. He conducts research on Environmental and Resouces Management (including research on Land Reform Projects across a number of Africa countries), Education and Skills Development, etc. He was the first Director of the Young African Leaders Inititative (YALI) Regional Leadership Centre (RLC) at Unisa's School of Business Leadership, where he was Professor of Economics. His parents come from villages around Pietermarizburg and was born in Durban, but grew up in Katlehong township in the East Rand region of Gauteng.